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july 20, 2012 • 09:45 AM • last update 09:56 AM

UEFA fines Cassano for his discriminatory words against gays

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Italian striker Antonio Cassano was ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 Euros by UEFA because of his statements about homosexuals, during Euro-2012, were "discriminatory", said Friday the European soccer's governing body.

On June 12th, when asked if there were homosexual players in the Italian team, Cassano said, "If they are gay, that's their problem. I just hope there are no homosexuals in the national team, but if there are any, it's their problem”.

His words provoked negative reactions and subsequent apologies from the Italian Federation and Cassano himself.

 

EFE Terra